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United States Health and Retirement Study 1992


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
04/1992 - 03/1993
Series or system 
United States Health and Retirement Study (HRS)
Data type
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal

The HRS is a longitudinal cohort study of the health, retirement and aging of more than 22,000 Americans over the age of 50. Conducted every two years, the collected data assess mental and physical changes, family support, insurance coverage, financial well-being, employment, and retirement planning of the respondents. Questionnaire topics include physical and cognitive functioning, retirement plans, family structure and transfers, demographic characteristics, housing, employment status, income, disability, health insurance, pension plans, job history, and attitudes, preferences, and expectations for the future.

Data was collected on the following cohorts in the 1992 HRS survey:

HRS: R born 1931-1941